Author Archives: The Hook

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.

The Hook Gets Philosophical.

When I was a boy I could never have imagined a time that my existence would be over. When I was a young man at the height of my perceived invincibility, I was convinced I was going to live forever. … Continue reading

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30 Things Canadians Will Say This Victoria Day.

Yes, it is the long weekend in Canada, also known as Victoria Day. Ans yes, I’m still feeling out of sync with the rest of the Multiverse, so here is a quick but hopefully amusing post for your perusement. Here … Continue reading

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Canada 150 Revisited.

You guessed it, it’s another virtual celebration of Canada’s big-ass birthday… in other words, The Hook’s blocked so he turned to some interweb allies to flesh out a post. Allies rock. Like the lovely and ridiculously-talented Sara Mitich of Murdoch … Continue reading

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My Life At The Moment…

Work has been anything but fun these days. Not that anyone ever promised me that actually working for a living was ever supposed to be a super, super, fun ride on a unicorn while guzzling Jack Daniels. But lately I’ve … Continue reading

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Almost A Decade In And I’m Still Tinkering…

HOOK’S NOTE:  Balance is vital to a happy existence, friends. And so after a year of struggling to adapt a format on this blog that will please everyone (especially Big Brother) I’ve decided to carry on a proud tradition carved … Continue reading

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Canada In Five Words, Featuring… Everybody!

Fair warning, the expression “home and native land” is going to be used a lot this year in Canada. My home and native land (told ya) is celebrating its 150th anniversary and as promised, I’m doing my part to help … Continue reading

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“The Simple Life” Will Never Be The Title Of The Hook’s Biography.

In my world a seemingly-simple delivery of three bags and a garment carrier can become infinitely-complex in an instant. Case in point: I recently arrived at a corner room with, you guessed it, three bags and a garment carrier, but … Continue reading

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